Eastern European Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Eastern European Red Lentil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Eastern European Red Lentil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lil_misfit

Makes 5 servings



Red lentils are common in Turkish, Indian, and Eastern European dishes and cook in half the time of green or brown lentils. They can be found in Indian and Middle Eastern grocery stores or alongside other dried beans in natural-foods supermarkets. You can also flavor this soup with curry powder, dried thyme, or paprika in place of the ground cumin.

Recipe Ingredients for Eastern European Red Lentil Soup

2 tbs. olive oil
320 g red onion, chopped
1 tbsp garlic
1 1/2 cups red lentils
2 tbs. ground cumin
15 oz. chopped tomatoes with liquid
1 tbs. honey
3 bay leaves
7 cups water
1 tbs. vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 c water

Recipe Directions for Eastern European Red Lentil Soup

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes, or until soft.

  3. Stir in red lentils and cumin, and cook 1 minute, or until cumin is fragrant and lentils are coated with oil.

  4. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, honey, bay leaves, and 7 cups water. Season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.

  5. Cover pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until lentils are soft and falling apart, and soup is thick.

  6. Add a little water to thin soup, if necessary. Remove bay leaves, stir in vinegar, and serve with dollops of yogurt.

Categories

Beans, Soup, Eastern European, Boil, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 567.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
318
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
242mg
10%
Potassium
701mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
49.7g
17%
Dietary Fiber
20.3g
81%
Sugars
10.1g
Protein
16.7g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 10% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in thiamin
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